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With scaled-back dish service, my entertainment options

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by novelist_wannabe, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The economy has hit my income, and while I'm in better shape than a lot of people -- still employed -- I've had to try to find ways to cut back. Easiest was my dish service. I trimmed it to the cheapest package they offered, which was still $30 a month. The only thing that stopped me from lopping it off altogether was the buyout. I have nine months left on my contract, and they'd charge me $130 in early termination fees. So I figured I could pay 30 a pop and keep some TV for a little while longer. If my income drops again, which it certainly could, I may have to take it the distance, but for now, we're at the minimum.

    Anyway, that was four days ago. Now, I'm trying to figure out life without televised baseball. Every year of my adult life I've marked time from April to October basically watching baseball every night. Now, that's almost completely gone, and I'm a little depressed. What to do?
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Are you familiar with something called "Project Mayhem"?
    By the end of the first week, you won't even miss TV.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    My advice to you is to begin drinking heavily.
  4. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Not quite the same and it's adding a little expense, but if you're really into MLB baseball get the MLB Gameday Audio for the season ... $15 for the entire year, listen to any game you want on any team's broadcast.

    I love to chill out on the patio listening to baseball games in the summer ... whether I'm a fan of the team or not.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    What to do depends on to whether file sharing bothers you or not.
  6. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Or else frequently check www.channelsurfing.net for games ...
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I wish I lived with no neighbors' place connected to mine. If I did, I'd spend hours practicing my sliding techniques on the carpet and throwing a tennis ball against the wall like I did when I was a kid. That used to keep me entertained for hours. One minute I'd be Cal Ripken, and the next, I'd be Marquis Grissom (when he was a good guy with the Expos; not a douche bag with the Braves. Is that redundant?).
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.hulu.com/ Co-owned by Fox and NBC Universal. Lotsa shows and movies. Haven't looked to see if CBS or ABC do something similar.

    Other than that ... have you considered online porn? :D
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Most currently running ABC shows are on abc.com. CBS does not.

    and that's only the legal sites *cough*

    (who hasn't had cable in two years or a TV at all in one)
  10. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Have no cable at my place. Just an Xbox 360, three awesome games for it, a huge DVD collection (tons of TV shows on DVD), and Itunes.

    I am set for a long time.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    With what you'd have to spend on hand lotion for an entire month, you'd probably come out ahead just paying for the TV.
    Or so I've heard.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Lotion's for the pampered. We do it cheap the cheap way in my house: Raw-dog.
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